The UAE Fatwa Council, the apex Islamic body of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has termed it justified for Muslims, even after the use of gelatin of pork (pork) in corona virus vaccines.
Pork gelatin is commonly used in vaccines and this has led to a growing concern among Muslims who consider the use of pork products under Islamic law to be ‘haram’.
Council President Sheikh Abdullah bin Bayya said that corona virus vaccines could be kept separate from Islamic sanctions if there was no other option as the first priority was to ‘save the life of man’.
The council said that in this case pork-gelatin is to be used as a medicine and not as a food. Please tell that in the Muslim community, products made from pork are considered religiously impure.